Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police
Department South Traffic Area detectives are asking for the
public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the
identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run
collision, which killed a 64-year-old Asian woman.
On March 3, 2016, around 6:30 a.m., a dark colored 4-door Ford
Explorer was traveling north on Normandie Avenue, when it rear
ended an unoccupied school bus at 76th Street. The suspect placed
the vehicle in reverse and drove around the school bus and onto the
sidewalk, striking a pedestrian.
Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and transported the
64 -year -old woman to a local hospital where she later died from
The vehicle continued traveling northbound without stopping to
render aid, and identify him or herself, as required by law.
On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles
Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust
Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members
who provide information leading to the offender’s identification,
apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact
South Traffic Division, Officer Hernandez at 323-421-2500 from 8:00
am to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours please contact
South Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 323-421-2577, or calls
could be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing
to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS
(800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting
to phone number 274637. (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell
phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”
Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and
follow the prompts.